The Saints Scoop! – May 30, 2021

May 30, 2021

 

GRAD GAB

  • Graduate Lawn Signs
    • You may be interested in a “Graduation Lawn sign” that has become popular in the past few years. Families interested in purchasing a lawn sign can do so through School Cash Online until midnight on May 31st.  The cost is $15.00 per sign.  The grad photo used in the yearbook will be provided to our supplier and signs will be available for pick-up the week of June 21st at the school. Please use this link: https://sd35.schoolcashonline.com
      • See below for an example:
  • Grad Ceremony – As you may have heard by now, the Provincial government and the PHO have allowed parents to be a part of Graduation ceremonies that happen at the end of June (on June 22 for LSS). With this in mind, we will be re-working our Graduation ceremony plans and communicating them out to parents/guardians and students in the coming days. Please look for an email in the next week or so with these details.
  • REMINDER: GRAD LIST POSTED – Only those students who are in a position to graduate will be permitted to participate in the Graduation Ceremony in June.
    •  The Criteria are:
      • Students must have completed or have a reasonable expectation of completing 80 credits (48 credits for required courses, 28 elective credits, and 4 credits for Graduation Transitions). 16 of these credits must be at the grade 12 level.
      • Any courses in progress outside of Langley Secondary, must be 80% complete with a passing grade as of May 1
      • Any courses in progress at Langley Secondary must have a passing or near passing grade as of May 1st
      • ***Please note that students CAN get back on the Grad List if they QUICKLY fix whatever problem is holding them back – they just need to go to the Main Office and ask! In fact, we have been adding students daily on to the Grad List!
      • ***Finally, for many students currently on the Grad List, we are ASSUMING they will pass their Quarter 4 courses. In other words, to REMAIN on the Grad List, students must finish the year well and be passing their Quarter 4 course as of June 1.
  • FINAL REMINDER: FROM THE DRY GRAD 2021 COMMITTEE – These are the FINAL DAYS for fundraising, so please see below and support our Grads!
    • Dry Grad Fundraisers:
      • The Langley Liquor Warehouse is offering 5% back on every purchase if you mention LSS Grads at the checkout!  Help raise money for our grad class and treat yourself at the same time. It’s a win, win!
          • Langley Liquor Warehouse 
          • https://langleyliquor.com/
          • Open: 7 days a week, 365 days a year
          • Hours: 9am to 11pm
          • Address: 20650 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC
          • Group: LSS Grads
      • Return It – Bottle Returns Fundraiser
        • Account number is 577-379-4723 (LSS-DRY-GRAD)
        1. When you visit a Return-It Express kiosk, simply access the account using the number listed above. Follow the few simple instructions then drop your unsorted containers into the kiosk. The kiosk will print out a label to stick to the bag and the leave it with staff to sort, count and deposit the money to the LSS Dry Grad account.
        2. Bring refundable beverage containers. The express service accepts beverage containers that are a part of the Return-It system – other recyclables are not accepted. To find out what containers you can return, click here.
        3. No sorting required. With Return-It Express there is no need to sort your containers. Simply bring your labelled bags filled with unsorted containers to an Express Depot and we’ll do the rest.
        4. Use multiple bags for heavy returns. Heavy or overfilled bags can break open and are difficult to handle – this may cause the contents of your bag to break or go missing. If your bag has more than 12 glass bottles in it, it is likely too heavy. Please split overfilled bags into 2 separate bags.
        5. Bag containers in clear bags. Transparent recycling bags or clear trash bags are available for purchase at almost any grocery store, drug store, or hardware store. As long as the bag is clear and properly closed with your bag label on it, we’ll accept it at an Express location. (Please avoid bags with pull strings)

JUNE 22 – AT-HOME HYBRID LEARNING

  • The Graduation Ceremony this year, to be in-line with the PHO guidelines, will be held at LSS in the small gym, on June 22, from 9 am to approximately 4 pm. To facilitate this Ceremony, all students in Grades 9-11 will be AT HOME on this day, June 22, for online, hybrid learning.

THIS MONDAY – IN HONOUR OF THE CHILDREN…

  • In honour of the 215 children who were found buried on the grounds of the Kamloops (Tk’emlups) Residential School, wear an Orange shirt on Monday May 31st. Let us stand with the families of those who were lost, pay our deepest respects, and endeavour to never forget the tragic circumstances that led us here.

ANTI-RACISM WEEK AT LSS

  • On Anti-Racism Week, we have seen an example of racism with some of the social media messages sent to NHL hockey player Ethan Bear. Mr. Bear’s response?
  • “I’m here to stand up to this behaviour… I’m proud of where I come from. I’m proud to be from Ochapowace First Nation. I’m not just doing this for myself. I’m doing this for all people of colour & for the next generation” – Ethan Bear
  • In support of Ethan Bear, LSS staff and students wore jerseys to school this past Friday, many emblazoned on the back with “Bear.” Today, and every day, LSS stands in solidarity with Ethan Bear against racism and intolerant attitudes.

IN THE CLASSROOM AT LSS

  • ELD 11 class – Ms. Lee’s class is currently doing a novel study unit on Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh, which is about a Korean-American girl named Junie who is experiencing racist bullying. The book contains flashbacks to Junie’s grandparents who are survivors of the Korean War. Ms. Kang shared a short video documentary she had made that shared her grandmother’s memories of the war, and the pain and trauma she is still trying to heal from. Ms. Kang also brought paintings she had done that were inspired by her grandmother’s story. We had a mini gallery show after watching the video, and Ms. Kang explained the process of creating the paintings and the narrative/emotions she was trying to express through them. The students also had a chance to ask questions afterward. As we continue reading the novel, our class will have a chance to reflect on the story’s events and make connections to Ms. Kang’s grandmother’s story, as well as to their own experiences!
  • Court is officially in session! ⚖️🏛 Ms. Anderson’s Law 12 class participated in their Snow White mock trial today. The notorious Queen Hilde Grim stood trial for attempted murder via a poisoned apple. After convincing opening statements, witness testimonies, and closing statements, the Jury found her “not guilty!”
  • Students in Mr. McMath’s Drama class presented mini-skits this past week to a captivated audience!

CENSUS 2021

  • You may or may not know that the 2021 Census is underway. It has been a challenging year for families, and the census might seem like another thing on everyone’s busy to-do list. The District is assisting our Stats Canada partner in communicating this information and encouraging families to complete their census. Census data helps governments at all levels plan for schools, transportation, community centres, libraries and recreational activities. Data from the 2021 Census will be even more crucial, because it will help to evaluate the impact of the pandemic and to better plan for the future. You can quickly and easily complete your census questionnaire at www.census.gc.ca using the access code you received in the mail. If you need assistance or would like to have a paper (or alternate format) questionnaire, please call the Census Help Line at 1-855-340-2021. Thank you for doing your part to help plan for a better future for all Canadians.

REMINDER: FRASER HEALTH COVID-19 SCHOOL UPDATE – Immunization for 12-17 Year Olds

REMINDER: GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF FOUNDRY BC APP!

  • Last Friday, the Province of BC announced the launch of the Foundry BC app, which offers young people aged 12 to 24 and their caregivers access to integrated health and wellness services. Visit the Foundry Virtual BC web page to download the app or to access the web portal online.

REMINDER: SUMMER SESSION REGISTRATION OPEN!

REMINDER: TRANSPORTATION REGISTRATION FOR 2021-22

  • Transportation Registration for the 2021-22 school year opens on May 3. All riders who are currently in the system and expected to continue riding next year will receive a letter with instructions to register. Please note the instructions to register are different for each category of rider. To help in our planning and creation of bus routes, registrations must be submitted by June 18, 2021. The District cannot guarantee approval after the deadline. New and existing riders can find more information on our Transportation Registration webpage here.

CLUBS & TEAMS AT LSS

  • LSS Dance Club – After- School Dance Club will be starting a NEW session for Quarter 4.  After School Dance will be held Monday and Tuesdays from 2:15-3:15pm. You can join one day, or you can join both days.  New Dance Sessions started Monday, April 26th.  Anyone is welcome to join.  Please see Mrs. Lidemark for more details.
  • Badminton Club
    • Why/What – A chance to play badminton with fellow students!
    • When/Where – After school – Small Gym
    • Who – Mr. Oh
  • International Soccer Club
    • Why/What – We practice Soccer Skills.
    • When/Where – Thursdays after school, from 2:30-4 pm in the Small Gym
    • Who – Mr. Labine
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
  • Anime Club
    • Why/What – We watch the first three episodes of a different anime every week with popcorn!
    • When – Friday, after school. Anime starts at 2:35 pm, usually ends between 3:45-4.
    • Where –  A183
    • Who – Ms. Hajdecki
  • D&D Club (And other tabletops)
    • Why/What – We play D&D 5e on Mondays and monthly one-shots in different systems on Thursdays.
    • When – Monday and Thursday. Play starts at 2:40 pm until 4.
    • Where – A183
    • Who – Ms. Hajdecki
  • LSS 3D printing Club
    • Why/What? – In this club the students learn the process of 3D printing and how to 3D model objects.
    • When – Wednesdays at lunch and/or after school based on schedules.
    • Where – A131
    • Who – Mr. Rasmussen

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

  • Leadership students organized a self-care pop-up in the castle lobby at lunch, promoting kindness, sharing mental health resources and mindfulness strategies, such as colouring!
  • And our final photo of the week is of Mr. Howlett and Simone L… wait a minute, those aren’t your sunglasses, Mr. Howlett!!!

FROM THE DISTRICT AND IN THE COMMUNITY

CALENDAR

  • May 31 – Wear Orange in honour of the children…
  • June 2 – Fire Drill, a.m.
  • June 11 – Core Competency Activity
  • June 14-25 – Provincial Numeracy and Literacy Assessments
  • June 15 – Shelter in Place Drill, a.m.
  • June 22 – LSS Grad Ceremony, Details coming soon
  • June 22 – ALL Grade 9-11 Students at home, for hybrid learning on Teams
  • June 25 – Last day of Q4 classes
  • June 29 – Final Report Cards Issued

Langley Secondary School

21405 - 56 Avenue, Langley
BC, V2Y 2N1
Phone: 604-534-4171
Fax: 604-534-9518